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    The Dangers Of High Cholesterol

    High cholesterol is a common health problem that occurs when there is too much cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a type of fat that is produced by the liver and found in certain foods.

    There are two main types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is often referred to as “bad” cholesterol because it can contribute to the build-up of plaque in the arteries, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is often referred to as “good” cholesterol because it helps to remove excess cholesterol from the body.

    Elevated cholesterol levels can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of death worldwide. High cholesterol can also lead to other health problems, such as blocked arteries, angina (chest pain), and heart attack.

    There are several factors that can increase the risk of high cholesterol, including:

    1. Diet: A diet that is high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol can increase cholesterol levels. Foods that are high in these substances include high-fat meats, full-fat dairy products, fried foods, and baked goods.
    2. Obesity: Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of high cholesterol, as excess fat in the body can contribute to higher cholesterol levels.
    3. Physical inactivity: Lack of physical activity can increase the risk of high cholesterol, as regular exercise can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and raise HDL cholesterol levels.
    4. Age: As we age, our cholesterol levels tend to increase.
    5. Family history: High cholesterol can sometimes run in families, so if you have a family history of high cholesterol, you may be more likely to develop it yourself.
    6. Other medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism, can increase the risk of high cholesterol.

    If you have high cholesterol, there are several things you can do to help lower your cholesterol levels:

    1. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol can help lower cholesterol levels. Choose foods that are high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and choose lean protein sources, such as chicken, turkey, fish, and plant-based proteins like beans and tofu.
    2. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and raise HDL cholesterol levels, which can improve overall cholesterol levels.
    3. Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of high cholesterol, so maintaining a healthy weight is important for managing cholesterol levels.
    4. Quit smoking: Smoking can increase the risk of high cholesterol and other health problems, so quitting smoking can help to lower cholesterol levels and improve overall health.
    5. Consider cholesterol-lowering medications: In some cases, cholesterol-lowering medications may be necessary to help lower cholesterol levels. These medications, called statins, work by blocking the production of cholesterol in the liver.

    In conclusion, high cholesterol is a common health problem that can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is important to manage cholesterol levels to reduce the risk of these and other health problems. A few lifestyle changes can help lower cholesterol levels, including eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and taking cholesterol-lowering medications if necessary. By making these lifestyle changes, you can lower your cholesterol levels and improve your overall health.

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    Office Buford

    4745 Nelson Brogdon Blvd. Suite 300 Sugar Hill, Georgia 30518

    Phone : 7709620399

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    Office Duluth

    3855 Pleasant Hill Road Suite 250 Duluth, Georgia

    Phone : 7707587837

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    Office Dacula

    2108 Teron Trace Suite 100, Dacula, Georgia

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    1132 Athens Highway Suite 207 Grayson, Georgia

    Phone : 4703251150

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    Office Snellville

    1608 Tree Lane, Building C Snellville, GA

    Phone : 4704729212

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    1120 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Suite 208 & 209 Suwanee, Georgia

    Phone : 7706379247

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    Invasive therapies may also be used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, such as electrical cardioversion which sends electrical impulses through your chest wall and allows normal heart rhythm to restart, or catheter ablation which disconnects the pathway of the abnormal rhythm. If your doctor determines that electrical devices are the best course of action, you may be given a permanent pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), or biventricular (B-V) pacemakers and defibrillators.

    How CVG Can Help

    CVG offers a variety of services that can check and treat causes of fainting. At CVG, we perform stress tests that will observe blood flow and test for Atrial Fibrillation. There are three types of stress tests that we perform:

    treadmill test is a test in which you will walk on a treadmill that gets faster and steeper every 3 minutes. This will stress your heart so that our nurse or doctor can determine your EKG and blood pressure.

    An echo test is performed before and after your treadmill test to determine how well your heart pumps blood.

    nuclear stress test is a treadmill test that is prefaced by an injection of medicine that shows the flow of blood to your heart.

    We also offer cardiac catheterization, in which a catheter is inserted into the heart in order to take pictures and conduct tests. This procedure allows doctors to gain more information about your condition and suggest treatment options if the fainting episode is due to heart conditions.

    If these tests determine a problem, we offer treatment solutions to fix several conditions. Learn more about our services here, or schedule an appointment to talk to our doctors.

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